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Haiti: Clashes erupt between protesters and police in Port-au-Prince

Haiti, Port-au-Prince
September 12, 2019 at 06:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted between protesters demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and police in front of the parliament in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday.

Footage shows police firing tear gas at protesters, in addition to detaining at least two people.

Protesters burned tires and set barricades, in addition to burning a police van.

Protesters had apparently gathered in front of the parliament in an attempt to prevent the general policy presentation session of prime minister-designate Fritz William Michel. The session was reportedly postponed.

"We are here to prevent the session from happening, also demanding president Jovenel Moise to step down and put himself at disposal of the justice," one protester said.

Anti-government protests against the Haitian President Jovenel Moise began in February in impoverished quarters of Port-au-Prince. Demonstrators are protesting against the country's corruption, double-digit inflation, and poor living conditions.

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Clashes erupted between protesters demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and police in front of the parliament in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday.

Footage shows police firing tear gas at protesters, in addition to detaining at least two people.

Protesters burned tires and set barricades, in addition to burning a police van.

Protesters had apparently gathered in front of the parliament in an attempt to prevent the general policy presentation session of prime minister-designate Fritz William Michel. The session was reportedly postponed.

"We are here to prevent the session from happening, also demanding president Jovenel Moise to step down and put himself at disposal of the justice," one protester said.

Anti-government protests against the Haitian President Jovenel Moise began in February in impoverished quarters of Port-au-Prince. Demonstrators are protesting against the country's corruption, double-digit inflation, and poor living conditions.

M/S Protesters facing off with police, Port-au-Prince

M/S Police officers firing tear gas

W/S Tear gas

M/S Protester being arrested

W/S Protesters chanting as garbage burns

C/U Protester being detained

C/U Protester brought to van

W/S Police walking in front of protesters with smoke in background

M/S Police inspecting van on fire

M/S Van on fire

M/S Water cannon used to put out fire of burning van

M/S Police firing tear gas

W/S Trucks

SOT, Protester (French): "We are here to prevent the session from happening, also demanding president Jovenel Moise to step down and put himself at disposal of the justice."

M/S Police

M/S Police officers walking

C/U Police officers

W/S Police officers and debris

C/U Debris

M/S Protesters behind fence

C/U Protesters singing

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